April 21st, 2014
Whether you are looking to take a road trip with your kids or are just taking trip for a little rest and relaxation, nothing is better than a long drive on the open road. Although you probably have your responsibilities for your trip taken care of - such as getting car insurance and packing - you should always be on the lookout for savings on the road, like at the pump.
There are plenty of fuel-efficient cars on the market, but if you are going to be making long trips during your vacation, you'll want a car that will let you travel the farthest for your money. Kelley Blue Book compiled a list of some of the best green cars for 2014:
2014 Volkswagen Jetta
When hitting the open road, you may be searching for a car that will not only look good, but one that is practical as well. The Jetta falls into this category, as it comes with a 140-horsepower engine and plenty of cargo space. You won't have to worry about your wallet taking a hit at the pump because the hybrid engine can get up to 45 miles per gallon.
2014 Lexus ES 300h
Lexus prides itself on offering slick-looking luxury models. The ES is one of those, offering a cozy interior with an eight-speaker sound system. This model doesn't skimp on being green and can get up to 40 miles per gallon. A luxury model that can provide you with great fuel efficiency may be the car you are looking for.
2014 Honda Civic
The Civic has been around since the 1970s and Honda has made sure to update it with the times. The 2014 edition can achieve 45 miles per gallon.
2014 Ford C-Max
With the option of a standard hybrid engine or a plug-in one, the Ford C-Max will help you remain green, but it also packs a punch. The 141-horsepower engine can help you zoom down the road with ease and you won't have to worry about constantly stopping at the gas station, as this model will go 43 miles before using up the first gallon of fuel.
2014 Chevrolet Volt
With a name like the Volt, this Chevrolet model will be able to electrify passersby on the road. With the ability to drive 38 miles on just electricity, the Volt was granted a rating of 8.8 on Kelley Blue Book's Consumer Rating Scale, so you know you are getting an dependable ride with this car.
2014 Tesla Model S
With a plug-in model, you may assume that you will have to stop constantly to charge up. The Tesla will require more juice every now and again, but you won't have to worry about it cutting into the time of your trip, as it can go 200 miles on a single charge. The Tesla is also a speedy model thanks to its 362-horsepower AC electric motor.